Barack Obama may no longer be president, but for the 10th year in a row he’s still the “most admired man” in America, according to new survey data from Gallup.
The annual poll, taken every year but one since 1946, asks respondents to name their most admired man and woman, as well as their second choice.
Obama topped the competition with 17 percent of the vote. Donald Trump followed with 14 percent. After Trump was Pope Francis (3 percent) and the Rev. Billy Graham (2 percent), with several other political, spiritual and business leaders being named, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Dalai Lama. (Source: Black America Web, Nicole Hyatt)
Musk and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos appeared on the list for the first time.
On the women’s side, Hillary Clinton was named the most admired for the 16th year in a row, with 9 percent of mentions. The former secretary of State and presidential candidate has been named most admired more than any other man or woman in polling history, according to Gallup, who notes that her 2017 polling numbers were the lowest in the past 15 years, making it unlikely for her to hold the top title for much longer. Click the link below to learn more about how the poll works!